Joel Osteen Net Worth: How The Megachurch Pastor Built His Massive Wealth

Joel Osteen Net Worth: How The Megachurch Pastor Built His Massive Wealth

5/7/2021 5:10:00 PM

Joel Osteen Net Worth: How The Megachurch Pastor Built His Massive Wealth

Joel Osteen's net worth is absolutely massive. Learn about the celebrity pastor's salary, net worth, and multi-million dollar house.

, with weekly attendance soaring to more than 50,000 by 2016. By 2018, Osteen’s televised sermons were pulling in about 10 million viewers a week.Osteen says that one of the reasons he thinks his sermons have been so popular is because they appeal to a wide audience. “About half the people who watch and listen to us, they don’t consider themselves necessarily a religious people,”

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the pastor said in a NPR broadcast from 2015. “They didn’t grow up in a church like me. That’s been my goal, how do we get outside the church wall, because that’s easy to keep talking to the same people, but I want to make God relevant to people who maybe weren’t raised like me.”

He Doesn’t Earn A Salary Through The Church(Joel Osteen / YouTube)Osteen says that he doesn’t take a salary for his position as pastor. “Not everybody can do that, it’s not practical,” Osteen said in a 2013 interview withThe Christian Post. “But for us, it was important to me because I don’t need to. And I think it’s important to because being in the public eye, there’s a lot of scrutiny, and people think, well, he’s just doing it for money.”

He continued: “This way I can say I don’t do any of this for money. God has blessed us in other ways. It’s really part of my message in that, you honor God and you stay faithful, you don’t know where God’s going to take you. I don’t tell people that God’s going to make them rich. But you don’t know how God’s going to bless you.”

Most Of His Income Comes From Book Signings And Public SpeakingOsteen is a best-selling author who’s released more than a dozen inspirational books, includingYour Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day

, andThe Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today. His most recent title,Peaceful on Purpose: The Power to Remain Calm, Strong, and Confident in Every Season, was released this past May.The pastor also has his ownand earns income from his tours and public speaking jobs.

Joel Osteen Lives In A $10.5 Million HouseOsteen also has significant investments in real estate. In 2010, he and his wife bought ain the upscale Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. The mansion has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a guest house, and three elevators. They also own a home in nearby Tanglewood that’s reportedly worth about $3 million.

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He Controversially Received Over $4 Million In Federal PPP LoansThe popular pastor did face some bad press last year when it was reported thatLakewood Church applied for and received $4.4 million in PPP loansfrom the Small Business Administration. Many people criticized this move, given Osteen’s wealth and the church’s tax-exempt status. However, a spokesperson for the megachurch insisted that Osteen did not personally benefit from the loans, which were reportedly being used to pay the salaries of the megachurch’s full and part-time employees.

What Is Joel Osteen’s Net Worth In 2021?Joe Osteen’s net worth is estimated to be a estimates that he earns upwards of $70 million a year in revenue from his book sales, radio channel, public speaking fees, and church collections.

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